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Fire Sprinkler Save in St. Peters, MO

A fire sprinkler activated and prevented a catastrophic loss at the Pure Apartments in the 4100 block of Pure Street in St. Peters, Missouri, which is still under construction.  A faulty heating and air conditioning unit caught fire on Saturday March 30, 2019. Central County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) crews arrived on the scene and [...]

By | April 3rd, 2019|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Save in St. Peters, MO

Design Advantage Class April 5, 2019

The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance & St. Louis Professional Chapter of ICC and AIA St. Louis Building Code Committee present the Design Advantage Class taught by Jeff Hugo from NFSA. Specifically created for code officials, architects, engineers, and contractors, this intense full day program will demonstrate how to use the current International Building Code [...]

By | March 12th, 2019|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Education|Comments Off on Design Advantage Class April 5, 2019

Two Classes This Week in March

The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance is presenting two classes this week at the Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 Training Center in St. Louis, Thursday will be Advanced Hydraulics and Friday will be Seismic Protection for Sprinkler Systems. Both classes are being taught by John Corso with NFSA and each class is $50.

By | March 12th, 2019|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Education|Comments Off on Two Classes This Week in March

Fire Sprinkler Save in St. Louis, MO

A north St. Louis apartment's seventh floor was heavily damaged by fire overnight.  St. Louis Firefighters responded to the Roosevelt Town Apartments on North Euclid just before 12:30 AM Thursday, December 2, 2018. Thanks to the fire sprinkler system, the fire was contained to one unit and was mostly extinguished when fire crews arrived. Everyone [...]

By | December 8th, 2018|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Education, Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Save in St. Louis, MO

Fire Sprinkler Save in Creve Coeur, Missouri

Fire Marshal Jason McIntosh provided this story: On the evening of 11/17/18, crews responded for the report of an apartment fire.  Upon arrival, fire crews entered the apartment and found that the fire had been extinguished prior to arrival by one sidewall sprinkler located in the kitchen of the apartment.  While overhaul and ventilation were [...]

By | December 8th, 2018|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Save in Creve Coeur, Missouri

Fire Sprinkler Save at Kirkwood Apartment

Kirkwood Fire Department responded to a report of a kitchen fire at 225 Pullman Place Apt. #200.  The call came in at 13:23:16.  The resident was home at the time.  Kirkwood Assistant Fire Chief Leo Meyer said, "There was a fire on a stove that was extending to the cabinets when the side wall sprinkler was [...]

By | April 12th, 2018|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Save at Kirkwood Apartment

2017 Metropolitan Fire Marshals Meeting

The Metropolitan Fire Marshals Association held their monthly meeting at the Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 Hall. Election of Officers was held. Roger Herin is President. John LaVenture is Vice-President, Denis Drozkowski is Secretary and Marc Ulses is Treasurer. The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance did not have a Platinum Sprinkler Award this year but [...]

By | December 29th, 2017|Code Officials, Contractors, Events, Public Interest|Comments Off on 2017 Metropolitan Fire Marshals Meeting

NFSA Annual Staff Meeting

>The National Fire Sprinkler Association held their annual Staff Meeting in Baltimore, MD this year November 12-14, 2017. NFSA has completed it's move of their headquarters to Baltimore and held it's staff meeting at the Airport Hilton Hotel in Baltimore. NFSA President, Shane Ray, opened the meeting with a warm welcome to all that attended. [...]

By | November 25th, 2017|Code Officials, Contractors, Events, Public Interest, Uncategorized|Comments Off on NFSA Annual Staff Meeting

NFSA’s Bob Upson in Town for Metro Fire Marshal’s Meeting

Bob Upson, an engineer with NFSA, is coming into town to teach the Water Supplies class at the Metropolitan Fire Marshals September meeting Sept. 13, 2017 at 9:00. Bob is the Manager of Engineering Services for the National Fire Sprinkler Association. This presentation summarizes some of the factors that should be considered for assessing adjustments [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Education|Comments Off on NFSA’s Bob Upson in Town for Metro Fire Marshal’s Meeting

Student Housing Sprinkler Save at SIUE

A fire sprinkler save at an off-site student housing at SIUE occurred on September 5, 2017. The Enclave apartment building in Edwardsville, Illinois was sprinklered with a 13R System by Boyer Fire Protection several years ago and they provide the system maintenance.

By | September 6th, 2017|Code Officials, Contractors, Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Student Housing Sprinkler Save at SIUE